Rogues/Fakes Very convincing now

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Well not to us :D But check this one out & see what what i mean !

    -bestspywarescanner.net-

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    The've REALLY gone to some trouble to look legit :eek: Here's just a few links to demonstrate that.

    And ALL the buttons/links actually work for once !

    It installs a Rootkit driver too :eek:

    Not very good dectection rate yet :( Wonder how many will get caught out with this ?
     
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  2. dw426

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    A few things stick out for me, and yeah, this thing does look a lot more realistic. But:

    1. "Scan PC" button: Hello drive-by, and how might you be today?

    2. The rate comparison graph: It should scream "Fake!", but hey, I guess to the "must hit button now!" crowd, it works.

    3. The title of the software: "Best Spyware Scanner"? There's one thing the majority of these rogues have in common..stupid names like that.

    4. The "awards" listed on the side. Notice how Softpedia is the only recognizable one here? Also, this is a tactic used even by legit companies at times. Plop a few banners on your website, boom, instant marketing.

    5. Icon similarities: Notice the umbrella icon? Here's the official site of Avira for reference: http://www.avira.com/ . Straighten the umbrella a bit, remind people that they've seen this icon somewhere before, and boom, successful trick. They screwed up though, lol, Avira doesn't have that tiny little point at the top of its umbrella. Nor does it have the notches at the bottom. Nice attempt at theft though, I'll give them that.

    All in all, more than 10 seconds of a glance at the page should make it clear this product is not what it seems. Unfortunately, 10 seconds is about the max attention span for the average user these days.
     
  3. wat0114

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    Very sad, because this could fool the inexperienced, maybe quite easily. Someone even relatively new to computers with no one to seek advice from might look at it and think: "hmmm, this looks great, I think I'll give it a try".
     
  4. dw426

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    Even the less experienced should know better than to just wildly click now. That was excusable (and even safe for the most part) back in the 90s when the WWW was just taking off. But enough time has passed and enough has happened that it's not now. Perhaps a poster here was right, maybe it is time for licensed users.
     
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    Hmm, that should be forwarded to the Happy Ninja hackers :D
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    Rogues have to try to be convincing, otherwise they would not be able to rip people off.
    At least your CC info is safe with this one :rolleyes:
     

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    Hurry place your orders right away,its simply the best.:p
     
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    I already Downloaded and Installed Best Spyware Scanner, it found an Rouge Thread and Deleted it.

    I like it I like it


    HKEY1952
     
  10. TonyW

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    This is the one thing that sticks out to me. It's not even a brand name.
     
  11. Dark Shadow

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    All security disabled except IE9 Smart screen filters handles this one.:thumb:
     

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  12. Noob

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    This thing is really convincing LOL
    To be honest, if i was not a geeky person and just the regular D00d in PC's i might have fell into it, in all honesty :D
     
  13. Keatah

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    What exactly does this do, other than seemingly scan your system.. Does it do a rootkit? (I'll be checking it soon) Or is it a simple harmless fake?
     
  14. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    It is indeed a much more convincing site than most others, but they failed hard with the name of their 'product'..
     
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